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Fantastic Universe

Identifier: PS648.S3 F2163

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Fantastic Universe was begun in 1953 under King-Size Publications. This collection contains issues ranging from to 1953-1958, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1953-1958

Language of Materials

These materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


.8 Linear Feet (This collection is .4 linear feet.)

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1953-1958. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

Fantastic Universe was a science fiction periodical that ran from 1953 to 1960, first under King-Size Pubs. and later under Great American Publications, Inc. During the time of its publication, Fantastic Universe had a fairly high level of quaility and was regarded positively. The publication ran for seven years and the final issue was published in March of 1960. The History of the Science-fiction Magazine Series by Michael Ashley and the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2006+ by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento was used to gather historical information about this publication.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by M. L. Ourster, Joseph Geierman, Robert Swain and William Scheick.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in April 2020.

Inventory of Fantastic Universe
Jocelyn Jagrowski
April 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA